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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to lubricate a Speedometer

I just put engine oil in a small can, and set only the stem into the oil, and leave it there overnight. Set it deep enough to get most or all of the stem submerged. I was a civilian employee at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Head gasket question

Most vintage performance heads required a Model A gasket, as opposed to the B gasket. The important thing is for the gasket to fit the head, don't worry about fitting the block, it is totally flat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 138,930
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

That's because shopping carts {the correct name :-) }were conceived by engineers on a limited budget, not the billions spent on space travel!!! If they had been designed by an average mechanic, they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: How to lubricate a Speedometer

I understand that if you take a speedo apart you will upset the magnetism and it will need re-calibrating??? I have lubed a speedo by soaking the stem section in oil, not hard to do and it worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Good Run

Nice!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

Gear ratios can be deceiving. Just because mathematically it will raise your speed, if you don't have the horsepower, you won't go as fast as you think you can. Pushing a Model A thru the wind is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Factory Ford down draft intake, German?

You are probably right? Russia also made their "jeep" with slightly modified B engines, and likely with a down-draft carb??? That jeep was still being used in the Korean "war".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,478
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

It's my understanding that 4 cylinder engines do not need balancing as an entire assembly, just all the pieces must be done. All pistons must weigh the same, rods the same etc. Crank and/or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Batt. Supercharger

Looks and sounds like a gimmick to me???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,647
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Hey woofa, not all of us racers lie, I sometimes admit that the only way to win is to cheat!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Camshaft choice I have a story to tell about that. Many years ago I got a phone call from a guy wanting to buy one of my cams. He had a (heavy) fordor, all stock but wanted more power. We talked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Volumetric Efficiency

Most of us aren't that technical!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

I agree with Brent, plus gas mileage goes up with higher compression. Compression and a bigger carb are the two quickest and easiest ways to more power, cam is next but not near as effective per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

There are some very good answers above! I ran a 7.5:1 Cyclone flathead for years with no problems. Included were several trips from SoCal to Las Vegas to visit Ed Winfield. The engine was a B/C,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 862
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: flywheel info

Mine are all in the 30-35 lb. range. The last two I did, I had them drilled for a diaphragm clutch, very smooth!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Will this work

Looks great, but I prefer an in-line circuit breaker. If a fuse is blown, the system is down until it is replaced. A circuit breaker re-sets itself in a few seconds, and may let your lights and/or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Removing a Model B engine with a Miller Head from a 30 Coupe

I use a 1/2" nylon (?) rope strung under the water inlet on the left side of the block, over the hoist hook and under 2 of the manifold studs on the right. The manifolds must be removed first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 138,930
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: tell a Model A related story

We have a lot of American Indian-named towns here in SoCal, they are sometimes weird but not like those mentioned above! from Jim B in Temecula, CA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Timing Pin Dimple is not TDC?

With the pin in, and a Model A cover, #1 piston is at TDC, and quite accurately. When the 2 dots on the gears are lined up, it is nowhere near TDC, this may be where the confusion lies??? A model B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Model A or B block relieved like V8

What jetmek says is true. I have rounded the edge a little before but can't say it helped, and you can't go very deep or you will run into the rings area.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,478
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

Chuck, I doubt if the Burtz crank produces more torque, they are the same stroke. The port design may help, and some engines just run better for no apparent reason. The 5 mains will stabilize the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Engine knock at cruising speed?

Sounds to me like rods or wrist pins are on the loose side. Any other noises are not usually at the no-load position. 26* with a stock head is well within limits.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: upgrade to 1932 brakes?

'32 brakes are 12" as stated above, this gives more surface area. They also have cast iron drums, now a good up-date for A brakes. Better yet are the '35 brakes, they have all the advantages of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,478
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

GeneBob, Stipe does nice work. I'll probably run a modified '49-'53 V8 pump, using an adapter built by John Nielson, a sometime contributor on this forum. Terry says the A pump will do the job, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,173
Posted By Jim Brierley
Re: Is this normal wear? Aluminum cam gear

There is so much oil flying around in a running Model A engine, stock or pressurized, that I find it hard to believe it's an oiling problem. Don't believe me? Try removing any front cover bolt, and...
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